The coastal habitats along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway are important to wildlife and the humans who make their home along Alabama’s southern tip.
Summertime on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a time to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the area. Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway provides the perfect start for a coastal vacation and forming special memories with your family. Pick one of our itineraries, or just strike out with our interactive map and enjoy the ride.
Studies have also shown the beach is one of the best places to relax and relieve stress. We don’t need science to tell us we are more relaxed and happier when we are near water. Below is our list of five reasons the beach makes us happier.
There are numerous attractions along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. Whether you are a lover of history, nature or adrenaline rushes, we’ve got you covered. In Mobile, check out the Battleship Memorial Park, a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay. It’s collection of notable aircraft and museum ships ...Read More
Fresh seafood is available year-round along the Gulf Coast. From Orange Beach to Bayou La Batre, you have your choice of reeling it in yourself or buying it from local markets. Amberjack, red drum, grouper, sheepshead and so much more are caught and served fresh throughout the year. In March and April, bluefish, cobia, flounder, ...Read More
Are you counting down to your next vacation to the Alabama Gulf Coast? If you can’t wait to take in all the area has to offer, check out the video gallery section of our website. Take a tour of downtown Fairhope and immediately feel connected. See the sights around the Fairhope Pier, including the fountain, ...Read More
Conserving the plants and creatures that bring incredible beauty to our coast is one of our biggest missions. Countless partners work together to ensure the Alabama Gulf Coast natural habitat and wildlife will be here for future generations to enjoy. The name of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge comes from the French term meaning ...Read More
When visiting the Foley Byway, Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a stop for all ages to enjoy. If you love learning about the outdoors or just experiencing them, you’ll find plenty of unique opportunities at Graham Creek. Bring your young children or their school groups to Observe and Explore at the preserve’s structured learning events. ...Read More
On either side of the entrance to Mobile Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, a fort greets sailors and visitors. But these are not just gathering places for friends and family. Both Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan on the western bank of the Fort Morgan Peninsula have storied ...Read More
If you love the sounds of spring as much as you do the sights, make sure to make a stop at the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary holds a top-four spot in the nation for viewing spring migrations. Whether you cross the little bridge over to Dauphin Island or ferry over ...Read More